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Luster Premium Home Whitening

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My dentist charges quite a bit for teeth whitening. I noticed that I can purchase Luster Premium Home Teeth Whitening from Amazon for a fraction of the cost. Would this work for me? Is it safe?


Dear Jaimie,

Teeth Bleaching trays in their case

When I did a search for this, at first a different product showed up, which was just named Premium Home Whitening. I did some digging until I found the exact one you were asking about. With this product, I think you are dealing with a phony product. They achieve whitening by using zinc oxide, which is actually a pigment more than a whitening ingredient. This will “stain” your teeth whiter, making them look whiter briefly, but it doesn’t whiten your teeth and will not actually whiten your teeth, just paint them.

I have also noticed there is a similarly named product Premium Whitening. This currently sells for $20. While it does have a viable whitening ingredient, there are a few problems with it, all of which stem from the whitening tray they use.

It will not be custom fit to your bite. As a result, it will cause a couple of problems. First, saliva will get in which dilutes the effectiveness of your whitening gel. Second the whitening gel will leak out of the tray, which not only further dilutes the whitening gel but also puts your gums at risk of sensitivity and even a small risk of an infection from the gel.

Looking at this particular tray, I see an additional problem. Instead of having two separate trays, one for each arch of your teeth, this kit has one tray which you have to bite down on in order to keep it in your mouth. This is going to lead to jaw pain. For those with TMJ Disorder, it could be quite painful. Plus, you are not likely to be able to hold it there for very long.

Your safest and most effective option is to have teeth whitening done professionally. You could save up for it or ask your dentist about payment plans.

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